Droid Sales Outpace iPhones

The numbers are out and 1.05 million Droids have been sold in the first 74 days since launch compared to 1 million iPhone.

A new report out today from analytics firm Flurry indicates that the Motorola Droid has outsold the Apple iPhone in the first 74 days of sales. Verizon and Motorola did everything right with the Droid. The launch was set just before the busy holiday season, the marketing was outstanding, Verizon customers where hungry for a new powerful smart phone, and the price tag was spot on. As expected Google’s Nexus One is trailing far behind with nearly 135,000 units sold.

Droid sales through 74 days

10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse

Geek ShirtsI came across this article in Wired Magazine talking about the 10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse.

  1. Punning
  2. Using “frak,” or Klingon, or both, instead of regular swear words
  3. Weird or over-the-top ways of celebrating mainstream holidays
  4. Disecting movies
  5. Wearing obscurely geeky T-shirts to “normal” places
  6. Requiring extra room in the house for geeky things
  7. Geeky toys and decorations can be hard to explain to kids
  8. Looking up information while a discussion/argument is still in progress
  9. Needing to watch certain TV shows ASAP to avoid spoilers
  10. Geeky projects that take over the house and whole weekends

While I was glad I am only guilty of seven habits and not all ten, I thought I would share as suggested conversation at your next Nerd Dinner. As a side note, I would venture a guess that items one, two, and three may be the difference between having a spouse (or significant other) and not unless of course you are both geeks and then who cares about the list.

10 Obsolete Technologies to Kill in 2010

Mike Elgan posted an excellent article on Computer World listing 10 technologies that should just go away. I couldn’t agree more with this list.

  1. Fax Machines
  2. ‘Cigar lighter receptacle’ plugs in cars
  3. WWW
  4. Business cards
  5. Movie rental stores
  6. Home entertainment remotes
  7. Landline phones
  8. Music CDs
  9. Satellite radio
  10. Redundant registration

Motorola Droid Review

On day four with my Motorola Droid I am for the most part very satisfied. Any shortcomings that I have found with the phone have usually been solved by having a co-worker point me to an app or widget in the ever-growing Android Marketplace.

The only thing I have yet to to discover is a better way to integrate with my company’s Microsoft Exchange Server. I am pretty disappointed with the built-in support. It took more than a few tries to get my calendar to sych with the “Corporate Calendar” app. I am not able to accept meeting invitations. One of my biggest complaints is that I cannot move emails to a folder from my phone which means that if I read it on my phone I have to wait until I am at my desk to process it with my Outlook client. This is very in efficient for GTD or Inbox Zero practitioners.

I have yet to try one of the other Marketplace solutions for Exhange integration so if you have recommendations please drop me a comment.